Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals
|Date & Time||Sunday August 25, 2019, 2:15 PM (EDT)|
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line: Colorado Rockies +140 / St. Louis Cardinals -158 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals meet Sunday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.
The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Rockies have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in three of their last six games. The Colorado Rockies have lost four of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 152 hits and 72 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story have combined for 284 hits and 173 RBI. Antonio Senzatela gets the ball, and he is 8-7 with a 6.29 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Senzatela is 1-2 with a 4.84 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Cardinals have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The St. Louis Cardinals are 21-0 in the second half of the season when scoring four or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 125 hits and 69 RBI while Paul DeJong and Kolten Wong have combined for 223 hits and 109 RBI. Michael Wacha gets the ball, and he is 6-6 with a 5.22 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Wacha is 1-1 with a 5.18 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 5-1 in their last 6 Sunday games, 3-8 in their last 11 games following a loss and 2-5 in Senzatelas last 7 road starts. The Cardinals are 9-1 in their last 10 home games, 4-1 in their last 5 during game 4 of a series and 4-1 in Wachas last 5 home starts. The Rockies are 13-38 in the last 51 meetings in St. Louis and 17-42 in the last 59 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Wachas last 6 starts overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Senzatelas last 5 starts overall.
Senzatela has allowed 21 hits and 21 runs in his last 11 innings, and he has a 5.84 ERA and .307 allowed batting average on the road. Wacha has allowed 15 hits and eight runs in his last 12.2 innings, and he has a 4.91 ERA and .301 allowed batting average at home. Those numbers aren't pretty for either pitcher, but the Cardinals are on fire right now and are starting to create some separation in the NL Central. The Colorado Rockies look like a team left for dead and Senzatela has been batting practice all season long. Hard not to ride the hot hand in this contest.